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2019 NJ Horror Con and Film Festival: 5th Time of Madness – By Baron Craze

Well, for those unaware this event marked their fifth time holding and already announced that the 6th occurs in October 2019, I’ve been fortunate to cover it each year, as a fest journalist and thankful for earning my press credentials from the great management of Ryan Scott Weber and Robert Bruce among others. For the…


Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954) – By Baron Craze

One of the most beloved monsters of Universal Studios, aside from the mainstays of Frankenstein and Dracula, comes from producer William Alland who aided in unleashing the 1954 classic film Creature From the Black Lagoon. Director Jack Arnold, who the previous year made the sci-fi classic It Came from Outer Space (1953), which actually assisted…


NJ Horror Con and Film Festival Part 5: On the Prowl – By Baron Craze

Alas, the much beloved New Jersey event of horror fans returns once more, on March 29 – March 31, to the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City, a place where all those involved in the genre come together in a joyous celebration of their passion. Ryan Scott Weber, presents a great event, that’s fun for everyone,…


Horror Icon: Boris Karloff – By Baron Craze

When one states the name Boris Karloff, various images come to mind, the portrayal of Frankenstein’s monster in Frankenstein (1931) and Imhotep in The Mummy (1932), and then maybe other likely to think of the other green monster he played, The Grinch , whichever the case one definitely recalls his influence in the horror genre….


House on Haunted Hill (1959) – By Baron Craze

Many horror fans will likely recall the original House on Haunted Hill (1959) film, as good flick from William Castle, who lead the industry for both his independent productions and known as ‘The King Of The Gimmicks’ and another one also from The Tingler (1959). He ran the gambit of stunts for movies, from life insurance…


Horror Icon: Joe Spinell – By Baron Craze

Well with anew year, it’s time for the return of honoring a horror icon or those individuals that gave a significant or lasting contribution to horror. Those familiar with my long-standing podcast show Baron’s Crypt know each week I honor someone who has advanced the horror genre. Therefore, we honor Joseph J. Spagnulo of better…


Baron’s Crypt 5-years of a Horror Historian’s Podcast Show – By Baron Craze

  January 31, 2019 marked the 5th anniversary of when the Baron’s Crypt started, in the podcast arena it’s almost unheard of have a show last that many years on a weekly basis, how in the world is that even done? Well let’s start at the beginning, it was December 2013, in Atlantic City, New…


FRANKENSTEIN TURNED 200! – By Baron Craze

January 1, 2018 marked the 200th birthday of one of the most famous works of literature in the English language, created by Mary Shelley, which some discredited that a ‘girl’ could create such a masterpiece, lasting, influencing, and encouraging so many countless avenues to explore in many disciplines of education ideally medical but extending to…


Surviving the Holidays: Slashing Away Part 2 (Dec 16 to 31) – By Baron Craze

December 16th Dismembering Christmas (2015) there’s just something about this title I find amusing, perhaps it reminds of I Dismember Mama (1972), but anyway it follows the slasher playbook, with seven high schoolers shacking up in a winter lake house while someone seeks to see their insides at any cost. I suppose this madman seeks…


Horror Topic: Gateway to Hell – By Baron Craze

Every so often, I shall take on topic in the horror genre, and this marks the first in that adventure. Often horror films name the occult theme and those recently in the found footage subgenre, the term ‘Gateway to hell” surfaces, and since the month of November recently passed, why not take on this highly…